I'm looking for a tele with the proper tele sound (pups and ashtray bridge, basically). The typical Fender offerings aren't bad but don't really come with the modern specs I'd prefer. Basically jumbo SS frets, 16+ inch radius, and a belly carve in the body would be ideal. Budget is maybe $800-$2000ish. Pretty flexible within that range, but don't really want to go any higher. What sort of options are available? Wirebird would be cool but I'm not sure I really want to drop that much cash, especially as an import. Mayones Legend T22 is also a solid option but there aren't any around here to try and I'd have to blind custom order in that case, which puts it in about the same camp as Wirebird. I tried some Tokai teles that were fairly inexpensive ($1000 ish) that actually felt pretty good, but had similar specs to a Fender. Fujigen probably would have been a decent option but they don't do teles in their custom shop. Not really sure how warmoth would work out with imports, but maybe that's a good option as well. I'm not exactly an expert on what's available in the tele world. I'm completely open to production models or less expensive custom builders. There are likely some other Japanese builders I don't know about as well which may be cool to check out. I suppose if there's no better option I could just get a Fender or Tokai and spend $500 putting BKP Yardbirds.